Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease

Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease

Common human traits and diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, asthma, schizophrenia, autism and disorders of pregnancy are thought to involve a complex interplay between genetic, epigenetic and environmental factors. The human suffering and financial burden on health care systems caused by common disease is driving a new wave of genetic research using high-throughput genomic and other 'omics' tools in combination with computationally intensive bioinformatic and statistical analysis methods.

GOHaD is home to a multidisciplinary team of statistical and molecular geneticists, bioinformaticians, computer programmers and epidemiologists who collaborate with other medical researchers to determine the genetic (including epigenetic) and environmental contributions to risk of common disease. We have a major focus on translating this information into new genomic medicines, including diagnostic tools and risk models.

The Centre has an important role to play in assisting research groups in Australia who share a common goal of wanting to better understand the genetic and environmental contributions to risk of human disease and use this information to reduce the significant health burden associated with these diseases. The Centre is well positioned to assist through its core capabilities in:

  • molecular genetics
  • statistical genetics
  • functional genetics
  • computational biology
  • bioinformatics

We have established many successful collaborations both nationally and internationally that bring added experience and skills and an impressive track record of achievement.

For further information, contact the Centre Director, Professor Eric Moses.

 

Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease

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